Non-profit

Puffin Foundation

Website:

www.puffinfoundation.org

Location:

TEANECK, NJ

Tax ID:

47-1164496

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)-PF

Budget (2015):

Revenue: $7,622,853
Expenses: $813,175
Assets: $35,581,038

The Puffin Foundation is a private foundation that gives grants to left-of-center and arts-focused nonprofits. The Puffin Foundation was launched in 1983 by Perry Rosenstein. [1] The foundation primarily donates to apolitical charity groups, although its advocacy-related philanthropy has supported environmental and conservation groups in the Northeastern United States. The foundation has a sister organization called the Puffin Foundation West, which is based in Columbus, Ohio, and gives grants in the Southern and Midwestern United States. [2]

Funding

The Puffin Foundation has given the most funds to the following five organizations: the Alzheimer’s Association of Massachusetts New Hampshire at $316,668 (2012-2016), the Vinalhaven Land Trust at $150,000 (2012-2014), the North Bennet Street School at $112,000 (2012-2014 and 2016), the Land Trust Alliance at $100,000 (2014-2016), and the North Haven Sustainable Housing (2015-2016). [3]

Leadership

Perry Rosenstein is the founder and president of the Puffin Foundation, which he launched with the funds he made in the fastener manufacturing industry. [4] He also founded the Teaneck Creek Conservancy in 2001 and is the husband of executive director Gladys Miller-Rosenstein. [5]

Gladys Miller-Rosenstein is the executive director of the Puffin Foundation and oversees the in-house project the Puffin Cultural Forum. [6]

Neal Rosenstein is the vice president of the Puffin Foundation’s board of directors and son of Perry and Gladys Rosenstein. [7] Neal Rosenstein frequently consults for the New York Public Interest Research Group on its electoral reform advocacy. [8] He is also the board treasurer of the Teaneck Creek Conservancy. [9]

Peter N. Carroll is a special consultant to the Puffin Foundation and is chair emeritus for the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives. [10]

Ilene Richman is a special advisor to the Puffin Foundation’s board of directors, and has been the executive director of the Association of Fertility Awareness Professionals since 2014. [11]

References

  1. Melissa. “Perry Rosenstein.” Puffin People. Accessed August 12, 2019. http://www.puffinfoundation.org/component/content/article/916-puffin-people-perry.html. ^
  2. “Mission Statement.” Puffin Foundation West, Ltd. June 05, 2019. Accessed August 12, 2019. https://puffinwest.org/mission-statement/. ^
  3. Information Provided by FoundationSearch. Puffin Foundation. Accessed, 2019. www.FoundationSearch.com   ^
  4. Melissa. “Perry Rosenstein.” Puffin People. Accessed August 12, 2019. http://www.puffinfoundation.org/component/content/article/916-puffin-people-perry.html. ^
  5. Melissa. “Perry Rosenstein.” Puffin People. Accessed August 12, 2019. http://www.puffinfoundation.org/component/content/article/916-puffin-people-perry.html. ^
  6. Melissa. “Gladys Miller-Rosenstein.” Puffin People. Accessed August 12, 2019. http://www.puffinfoundation.org/component/content/article/917.html. ^
  7. Melissa. “Puffin People.” Puffin People. Accessed August 12, 2019. http://www.puffinfoundation.org/about-us/puffin-people.html. ^
  8. Melissa. “Puffin People.” Puffin People. Accessed August 12, 2019. http://www.puffinfoundation.org/about-us/puffin-people.html. ^
  9. Melissa. “Puffin People.” Puffin People. Accessed August 12, 2019. http://www.puffinfoundation.org/about-us/puffin-people.html. ^
  10. Melissa. “Puffin People.” Puffin People. Accessed August 12, 2019. http://www.puffinfoundation.org/about-us/puffin-people.html. ^
  11. Melissa. “Puffin People.” Puffin People. Accessed August 12, 2019. http://www.puffinfoundation.org/about-us/puffin-people.html. ^

Associated Organizations

  1. Puffin Foundation West (Non-profit)
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: February 1, 2015

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2015 Dec Form PF $7,622,853 $813,175 $35,581,038 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2014 Dec Form PF $19,779,977 $197,444 $22,066,927 $7,460,716 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF

    Puffin Foundation

    20 PUFFIN WAY
    TEANECK, NJ 07666-4167